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Getting a grip on gas discussions - interview with Goda Perlaviciute

The role of gas in a sustainable energy transition is controversial. NWO Responsible Innovation researcher Goda Perlaviciute explains how she works together with private partners on controversial topics like these, and maintains an objective position as a researcher. Extraction of natural gas in the Netherlands and the earthquakes it induces in Groningen, risks and benefits of shale gas, advantages and disadvantages of biogas: gas is under constant public debate. ‘Gas is often presented as a relatively clean or green energy source, for example by the gas industry. Yet, some see this representation as misleading or even untruthful. Clearly, perceptions of gas are diverse and sometimes even conflicting’, says environmental psychologist Goda Perlaviciute from the University of Groningen.

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